[Beginner non-staff activity] 日常の日記

Hello sir and/or madam,

The purpose of this thread is for me to produce language output. It’s something I’ve been putting off as it puts me right out of my comfort zone. I don’t feel confident and am quite insecure about it, like stepping on that rope bridge in Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom.

The idea is simple: I write a sentence in Japanese and other beginners try to guess what I’m saying by translating it.

Or better yet they also reply with a sentence of their own about themselves and I’ll try to understand it. I like to get to know other people I’ll admit.

More advanced members are encouraged to tell me about my mistakes.

If no one participates (which is entirely possible :sweat_smile:) I’ll rework the way I go at this. It’s just a trial balloon.

6月8日:

《ケベックで英語を教えています。実は教えることが面白いです。躾が詰まらないですよ!》

6月7日:

《仕事は英語の先生だけどまり面白くないと思います》
:thought_balloon: So here, I’m unsure if I have to use です every time I want to say something is something.

6月6日:

@Shannon-8:

娘の名前はキキですと思います。日本ではどこに住んでいますか?東京都ですか?京都ですか?

Previous messages

6月5日:

《昨日YouTubeで拳法のビデオを見ました。拳法はとても面白いと思います。気品のある武器です。》

6月4日:

これは犬です。名前がミヤです。かわいすぎるですね!

6月3日:

:o: 毎日午前5時30分に起きます。3時間日本語を勉強します。

:x:毎日午前5時30分に起きます。3時間に日本語を勉強します。
:x: 毎日午前5時30分に起きります。三時間に日本語を勉強します。

6月2日:

僕はカナダの小さい村に住んでいます.

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私もカナダに住んでいます。今日はガーリックトーストを食べます。ガーリックトーストは好きますか?

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but 好き is not a verb, but a na-adjective. What you mean is

ガーリックトーストは好きですか?

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You’re right, I was a little careless. ありがとう!

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僕はロシア人です。モスクワに住んでいます。よろしくお願いします!
近日、僕が十レベルを持っています。すごくうれしいです。
あなたのレベルは?

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こんばんは!私はモロッコに住んでいるスェーデン人とアメリカ人です(o^^o)子供が二人いる医学の研究者です。そして、好きな食べ物はたこ焼きやおにぎりやラメンなどです。よろしくおねがいします!

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みんなさん、こんばんは! 僕はブカレストで住んでいるルーマニア人です。子どもがいませんが、子犬がいます。名前はヘルツです。スェーデンの会社で働いて。よろしくおねがいします!

(Not experienced with writing, so please let me know of any mistakes, thanks!)

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いいね! カナダは美しい国ですよ! あなたの村では何をするのが好きですか?私はシカゴに住んでいます。よろしくね!

トーストを食べないけど、ガーリックは大好きです。

:cowboy_hat_face: :garlic:

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Wow, I didn’t expect so many replies. I’ll reply for an hour tomorrow. I’m not ignoring you if I don’t reply! Just give me some time.

Also, this isn’t my thread. You can reply each other of course. Just getting the ball rolling.

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Furthermore, I think that should be:

ガーリックトースト 好きです か?
But I’m nitpicking at this point.

カナダに冬で雪が降るでしょう? いっぱい雪だるまが作れるよねえ。うらやましい!- says a salty southamerican who probably saw snow thrice in his entire life.

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Should be みなさん. The only time you use minna is when you use it alone. If you add anything to it, be it -san or -sama, it turns into mina.

Should be スェーデンの会社で働いています/いる

The rest looks pretty nice. You get an A plus from a totally qualified and totally not fake japanese teacher.

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Alright ramblers, let’s get rambling:

:speech_balloon:→translation;
:thought_balloon:→my comments, thoughts;
:writing_hand:→new vocabulary (for me);
:telephone_receiver:→reply;

:speech_balloon: “I’m also from Canada. Today, I eat/will eat garlic bread. Do you like garlic bread?”

:thought_balloon: I first put “ate” but since your verb wasn’t in the past I changed it to “eat”.

:telephone_receiver: もちろん:slightly_smiling_face:! ガーリックトーストは美味しいですね.


:speech_balloon: “I’m Russian. I live in Moscow. Pleased to meet you. Soon I will get/reach level 10. I’m very happy. What about your level?”

:writing_hand:近日【きんじつ】soon;
:writing_hand:うれしい: glad/happy;
:writing_hand:すごく: awfully, very;

:telephone_receiver: “ええー… 実際は『わにかに』を使わないだから僕のレベルが1です。”


:speech_balloon: “That’s good! Canada is a beautiful country. In your village, what do you like to do? I live in Chicago, nice to meet you!

I don’t eat toast but I love garlic.”

:telephone_receiver: 《毎日に村で走ることがします》
:thought_balloon: Not sure if that’s right…


:speech_balloon: “Good evening! I live in Morocco…”

:question:スェーデン I don’t know what this means. It could be a name as I can’t find it in my dictionary. I’ll finish the translation once I’ve figured this one out.


:speech_balloon: “Good evening everybody! I live in Bucharest, I’m Romanian. Although I don’t have kids, I have a big dog. My name is Hertz. I work at [something] company. Nice to meet you!”

That スェーデン again! :thinking:


:speech_balloon: “In Canada I guess it snows in the winter? You make a lot of snow men (not sure). I’m envious!”

:telephone_receiver: 《私は大人ですしたがって雪だるまを作りません。カナダの冬が長いですね》

:thought_balloon: Not the most inspired reply but I didn’t know how to say “Canada’s winter are too long.

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And my entry for today, June 3rd:

毎日午前5時30分に起きります。三時間に日本語を勉強します。

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You are correct that 好き is a na adjective, but it does originate from a verb, 好く. You were correct to point out the usage of the na adjective, because the verb is rarely used. I’ve heard people use it in the passive form though. e.g. 生徒せいとに好かれる (liked by students)

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I wake up everyday at 5:30 am.(Thats pretty early :smile:). I study Japanese for 3 hours.

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You live in a small town in Canada?

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Yes, you got it! (Both of you)

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カナダはスェーデンの同じ寒そうな冬です :cold_face:

So is anyone going to tell me what スェーデン is :sweat_smile:?

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Looks like スウェーデン (Sweden) withotu W

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